Browsing articles in "American Textiles"

Meg Callahan –

Apr 1, 2015 | Leave a Comment

custom quilt, contemporary quilt, quilt designer

It’s hard to say what’s more alluring, Meg Callahan’s quilts or the way she presents them. In any case, the combination is dreamy.

Via Elle Decor, April 2015.

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Tenth Post Studio –

Mar 14, 2015 | Leave a Comment

handwoven trim, custom linen tape trim, Kentucky textile

As someone who tries to be mindful of the big-picture problems we all face as a global society, admiring handwoven linen trim (or even the entire category of “textiles”) can feel — indulgent. Tenth Post Studio reminds us, however, that what may be cast as a superficial luxury can also be meaningful: “Detail and ornamentation invites the viewer to pause, relax, look closer.” The same can be said for art, architecture, literature, and music. Even in in the world as it is today, little details matter.

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Hopewell –

Aug 2, 2014 | Leave a Comment

cutom quilt, american made quilt, los angeles quilt, quilt artisan

Powered by two multi-talented artists, Los Angeles based Hopewell offers California-made quilts with a contemporary twist on classic Americana.

Via Mille (via House Beautiful…)

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Room 406 –

Mar 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment

bespoke blanket, organic blanket, designer blanket, Eleanor Pritchard

Room 406, an annex to the furniture maker Troscan, offers “vintage furniture, small-batch textiles, rare artifacts, hand-thrown ceramics and contemporary art” as well as a selection of the company’s own designs. Their textiles currently include an array of blankets and throws by Teixidors, Hiroko Takeda, Eleanor Pritchard (as pictured above), and Studio Donegal.

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Hickoree’s –

Oct 21, 2013 | Leave a Comment

japanese bandana, japan, handkerchief, classic

Hickoree’s supplies the most elemental of textile accessories: bandanas and handkerchiefs. The bandana design above is by J.S. Homestead, produced in Japan, and modeled after vintage American predecessors. Other examples on the site are mostly made by The Hill-Side (a site very much worthy of its own visit) — in sizes ranging from “pocket square” to bandana.

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Folk Fibers –

Jul 21, 2013 | Leave a Comment

american quilt, handmade quilt, custom quilt

Anyone with the patience, tenacity, and talent to grow a small business making handmade quilts is worthy of both envy and admiration — as is the case with Maura Grace Ambrose of Folk Fibers. Ambrose not only succeeds at making beautiful quilts, she also furthers the endeavor by harvesting organic dyes, commissioning hand crafted packaging, and by employing a network of freelance quilters within her community of Austin, Texas.

Via Sweet Peach.

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Shiprock Gallery –

Jun 9, 2013 | Leave a Comment

chief blanket, navajo textile,

For a shot of pattern and color inspiration check out the textile section of Santa Fe’s Shiprock Gallery, where an abundance of Navajo blankets, runners, rugs, and cloths are displayed. As is proven by the chief blanket pictured above, “contemporary” design carries a trans-cultural passport.

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Comma Workshop –

May 10, 2013 | 1 Comment

custom quilt, writing quilt, bespoke quilt

 

Comma Workshop fuses text and textile into quilts that are minimalist and unabashedly “crafted” at the same time. The concept, design, and written content are all the work of Kerry Larkin who founded the company in 2010. Individual quilts are made to order and are produced by a network of quilters in Colorado who move at their own pace, taking in as much or as little Comma work as they like. For more about Larkin and the company click here.

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Brahms Mount –

Mar 18, 2013 | Leave a Comment

linen blanket, american blanket, linen towel

Brahms Mount, based in Maine, has no reason to tinker with an enduring design formula — they’ve been weaving timeless blankets in linen, cotton, and wool for almost thirty years.

Via Nicky Kehoe.

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Living Vintage –

Sep 4, 2012 | 1 Comment

mid century textile, california bungalow print

The story behind Analisse Taft’s new Living Vintage fabric collection plays to the universal fantasy of finding something unexpected, valuable and life changing where you least expect it. For Taft that moment came when she discovered a pile of dusty vintage silk screens hidden away in the rafters of a Brooklyn printing factory. By adapting the designs and updating the colors she’s put a score of mid-century prints back in circulation, old but new. To view the collection visit ALT for Living, then click on “fabrics” and the “Living Vintage” icon.

Via Style Beat.

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